green county: Improving curb appeal in a Wisconsin winter - 02/11/10 05:07 AM
The days are growing longer, but we are still in the depths of winter here in Green County. Helping a home to have some curb appeal this time of year is a bit harder than in the summer months with gardens blooming, but it is still possible to do things to help.
Clear your driveway, sidewalks and porches of all snow and ice. Get out there right away after a snow storm to clean them off. If you do get a buildup in ice in spots from driving into the garage or people walking on the sidewalk, pick up a scraper … (1 comments)

green county: Help improve the quality of life here in Green County - 01/07/09 03:31 AM
Future Forward! is a group dedicated to improving the quality of life in Green County to help attract and retain young professionals to our area.
If you are curious about their mission or would like to help in any way, consider coming to the next meeting. Future Forward! will be meeting on Thursday, January 8 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at Minhas Brewery. There will be a social time from 5 until 5:30 that will include a sampling of Minhas products and a light supper.
The meeting will include a workshop to list Green County's many assets for young professionals. They … (3 comments)

green county: Ringing in 2009 in Green Country, Wisconsin - 12/20/08 03:41 AM
It feels like I am skipping head in the holiday scheme of things, but I just realized that it is already December 20.
If you have not made your plans yet for New Year's Eve, there are a few events going on in the area.
Tofflers New Year's Eve with Joel Pingitore and the Play Ground of Sound:  Toffler's in New Glarus often features live music, and New Year's Eve is no exception. Their blue moon blacklight party will have live blues inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and there will be free party favors and champagne at midnight. … (3 comments)

green county: Seasons Change - 11/05/08 06:35 AM
According to the weatherman, we do not have too much longer to enjoy fall weather here in Green County.  If you are thinking of sneaking in a few final fall hikes, the leaves are superbly crunchable right now.
Visit one of our Wisconsin State Parks for an enjoyable afternoon outside.  Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area, New Glarus Woods State Park and Yellowstone Lake State Park all have hiking trails for any ability.
This season showcases the beauty of the mums and the sedums. Winter seems to be overtaking fall later each year. While we know these sunny and warm days are … (4 comments)

green county: Cheese Days in Monroe, WI - 09/15/08 04:13 AM
Every other year, Monroe is home to the oldest food festival in the Midwest. I don't call this blog "Cheese Country Realtor" for nothing. The area around Monroe is dotted with cheese factories, and this coming weekend, September 19-21, is their time to shine.
The Square will be filled with festival attractions. The popular Cheese Tasting Tent is always the big draw on the west side. The south side of the Square is home to the stage and the ever popular Optimist's Cheese Curds stand. Get in line early for your cheese curds tickets, and remember to bring your patio chair … (0 comments)

green county: Pedaling for a Good Cause - 05/13/08 04:11 AM
Green County's Habitat for Humanity is having their annual fund raising bike ride this weekend.

Bike 4 Habitat is an all a day event. Pick the course length you are comfortable with (15, 30, 50 or 100 miles) and spend the day pedaling for a good cause. The starting point is Veteran's Memorial Park in Brodhead. Check is begins at 7:30 am and the ride is from 8 am until 5 pm with a dinner served after the ride. The registration fee is $35 and includes a t-shirt, route map, food and beverages along the route, support staff and aid … (3 comments)

green county: Cinco de Mayo celebration - 05/03/08 07:10 AM
In the spirit of acknowledging and celebrating our growing diversity here in Green and Lafayette Counties, Monroe is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration this weekend.Come downtown on Sunday, May 4 from 1 until 4 pm for fun for the entire family.  There will be live music by New Song, games and activities for the children and a food stand hosted by the Noon Optimists Club.  We went to last year's event and enjoyed it tremendously.After the Cinco de Mayo event, continue your multi-cultural experience by walking down to Turner Hall for their Dance'n'Dine featuring the music of the … (0 comments)

green county: Hidden Gems April 25, 2008 - 04/25/08 09:14 AM
Green County is home to many artisan businesses, and one of the tastiest is on the east side of Monroe's downtown Square. Chocolate Temptations is one of the Hidden Gems of Green County.

The exterior colors of cafe au lait and bittersweet chocolate hint at the delectable treats awaiting inside. Step through the doors, and the gentle aroma of chocolate and coffee envelope you.

The Buol family has been creating gourmet hand-dipped chocolates in Monroe since 1995. Their truffles are exceptional - a domed shell of chocolate encasing a rich, superb blend of cream and chocolate. They offer a … (1 comments)

green county: Spring Fever - 04/19/08 09:06 AM
Spring has finally sprung here in Cheese Country. After the long, hard winter we have had here, people are peeking outside, eager to start the spring activities. Tops on the list of many people in our area is working in the garden.
The garden center choices in our area are numerous. Up in New Glarus, Brenda's Blumenladen is loaded with plants, trees, shrubs and garden ornaments. Near Brodhead on Greenbush Rd, Ahrens Acres is a full service greenhouse as well. Just west of Monticello on Hwy N, Garden Path Greenhouses is a popular spot. A few miles north of New … (2 comments)

green county: Hidden Gems April 11, 2008 - 04/11/08 07:02 AM
If you have children and live in the Monroe area, sooner or later you are bound to meet the smiling face of Miss Kris.Miss Kris is the heart and soul of the children's room of the Monroe Public Library. She is there with a smile, greeting children by name and quick to remember their interests and personalities. Many young kids happily bounce up the stairs to the children's section to give her an update on their lives. She listens patiently, taking the time to pay attention, ask questions and genuinely care. Older kids play on the computer, read, do homework and … (2 comments)

green county: Vote for the Best of Green County - 04/07/08 09:00 AM
The Green County Tourism board is taking votes for a "Best of Green County" contest. You can vote online here. They cover it all, from favorite festival to best outdoor dining to best local cheese. Vote in one category or all twenty-seven, but go vote. Tell us all about your favorite hidden gems in the area. Some of my favorites include the following: Best Burger - The Gridiron in Brodhead, under new management. The burgers are thick and really good. Best Special Occasion Restaurant - The Dining Room at 209 Main in Monticello. Few would expect an elegant restaurant of this … (0 comments)

green county: Happy Birthday, Monroe! - 04/02/08 10:23 AM
Monroe looks pretty spry for its age. Pull on the party hats because our town turns 150 years old on Friday!Join the Sesquicentennial Gala at Turner Hall on April 4 from 7 pm until 11 pm.  Community members will gather for a party featuring "Rocking Dueling Pianos", jokes, entertainment and much more.  There will be an opening ceremony, huge birthday cake, vintage item display, decades of costumes, souvenirs for sale, historical storytime, food, drink and dancing.  Tickets are $10 in advance at Ruf's, Turner Hall or the Chamber of Commerce, or $12 at the door.  The Monroe Theater Guild has put … (0 comments)

green county: Things to do - 03/29/08 05:10 AM
If you are looking for something new and different to do in the next week, the following events are going on area:~The Gem, Mineral and Fossil show is happening Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 at the High School. Sponsored by the Badger Lapidary Society, there are hands on activities for the kids like panning gold. It is a fun way to explore earth sciences.~ The Monroe City Band is having a Cabaret Night at Turner Hall on Saturday, March 29. It starts at 8 pm and tickets are available at the door for $6.~ Toffler's Pub and Grill in … (0 comments)

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